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Authorities investigate second arson in Norwich this month

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Investigators are dealing with their second arson this month. (WFSB file photo) Investigators are dealing with their second arson this month. (WFSB file photo)
NORWICH, CT (WFSB) -

Investigators in Norwich are dealing with their second arson this month.

They say a fire at a two-family home on Third Street Monday morning was no accident.

Several people were inside the home, and luckily everyone made it out safely. Two adults and six children had to be relocated.

The first suspicious fire happened on July 3 at a building on South Second Avenue. It was home to a convenience store and two apartments.

There's now a $2,500 reward for information on who set that fire.

Jeffrey Brown lives right across the street from Monday morning's fire on Third Street. The back of the house is boarded up following the fire.

"My kids are here man, that's crazy. I don't understand why people would do that," Brown said about the arson.

While police said there is no direct indication that the two fires are linked, neighbors said they are nervous.

"This is a quiet neighborhood, friendly and all. We've never had this happen before, really, makes you stop and think to watch all your surroundings of whats going on," said Carol Rynkiewicz, of Norwich.

Anyone with information on either of the arsons should call Norwich police.

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